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12-12-2009, 12:15 PM
These are painted on jar lids and will be given as gifts along with a jar of cookies, except for the one with the sparkley balls. I made one extra in case one didn't turn out so I will keep that one.

All references are from the RIL.

12-12-2009, 12:21 PM
Oh Very Clever! Very Pretty!

12-12-2009, 12:38 PM
What a nice gift, cookies and an original painting on the jar lid. Wonderul idea, and very well done.

Kathrin G.
12-12-2009, 01:22 PM
fantastic idea and very original :clap: and the paintings are very pretty :thumbsup:

12-12-2009, 01:56 PM
Great idea and very lovely paintings too!!

Margaret 59
12-12-2009, 05:21 PM
Super paintings and very interesting!

12-12-2009, 06:53 PM
Oh these are fabulous!!! I may have to steal this idea ... for next year! Love them!

12-12-2009, 07:00 PM
These look GREAT!!!

12-12-2009, 07:26 PM
Michele these are great! What a cool idea there kiddo and each one painted beautifully!


12-12-2009, 11:39 PM
They will make very special gifts that will be treasured I'm sure!! They are beautiful!!! Did you prime with gesso or paint directly onto the lid itself? And did you seal the paintings with varnish or something? Thanks for sharing!

12-13-2009, 05:31 AM
Great idea and wonderful work.

12-13-2009, 11:18 AM
These are so clever and very nice looking.

Do you use these on the jar of cookies and if you do will the outer ring scratch them? They are too pretty to scratch up.

12-13-2009, 12:17 PM
Ruthie, Purple, Kathrin, Kathie, Margaret, MrsG (feel free to steal this idea :D), Aspenman, Elaine, Dee, Arlene, Patti... thank you!

Dee, I started with a couple of coats of spray gesso. Afterwards I sealed them with a couple of coats of Folkart extra thick gloss glaze.

Patti, I used a plain lid on the jar and just placed the magnet on top. No scratching and canners can still use the new lid.

12-13-2009, 12:28 PM
Beautiful!!! nice job!

12-13-2009, 03:09 PM
Great idea & great paintings.

12-14-2009, 12:32 AM
Beautifully painted and thank you for the tips, LavenderFrost.
Did once on a jar lid, but it faded/semi peeled when I test in washing it. :)

chammi kaiser
12-14-2009, 05:08 AM
What a wonderful thoughtful gift. Just love those lids. Terrific idea.

12-14-2009, 08:41 AM
Ya knowwwwwwwwwwwww, they would even be nice with a tiny hole punched into them and hung on the tree!

12-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Mary, Chris, Dewi, Chammi... thanks!

Dewi, that's why I just make magnets out of them. Mary has a good idea there too.

12-23-2009, 10:12 AM
what a terrific idea!
I recognize the sleigh bells from the RIL, I used this ref as a christmas card a couple years ago
terrific job!!

12-23-2009, 11:32 AM
These are such a good idea and very well cone. Hmmm 2010?

Paula G
12-23-2009, 12:00 PM
What does RIL mean? - for your reference photos?

12-23-2009, 12:02 PM
These are beautiful! It's so neat that you made the WetCanvas newsletter! Well Done! :)

12-23-2009, 12:11 PM
Thank you Bonnie and Jane!

Paula, RIL is the reference image library here at wetcanvas.

Thanks Beth. I sure had a surprise when I opened the newsletter this morning!

12-23-2009, 09:36 PM
These are gorgeous! What a brilliant idea -- good recycling idea too. That's a wonderful gift. I may have to try something like this some year -- if I get going and do the stuff out of season instead of thinking of it two days before Santa's arrival, that is. I still need to do a pastel cat portrait for my daughter.

12-24-2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks Robert! You could also do things like this just after Christmas and have them ready for next year.